Palacio de Bornos Verdejo 2010
Stainless steel only
Wine Enthusiast (July 2011), 90 points and Best Buy.
Kysela Père & Fils
With the best Verdejo we expect both texture and complexity along with a vibrant, lemony citrus character and a healthy dose of pear. With Bornos, two fun things happen as well: it exhibits little of the grassy notes found in some Verdejo (or its occasional amigas Viura or Sauvignon Blanc), and the finish has a fascinating, almost tangible pear-skin note. Drink in the next few years.
This is a fresh white wine with a crisp acidity. It is a good example of Verdejo from DO Rueda.
About the Winery
The winery was founded and began elaborating wine in 1870 in the town of La Seca. In the late-nineteenth century, its wines were well known throughout Castilla; the winery expanded both its national and international markets during the twentieth century. In 1976, the fifth generation of the Sanz family broke away from the family tradition and started its own project, constructing a new winery in the town of Rueda and beginning the most recent history of Palacio de Bornos. After more than 30 years of solid work, Palacio de Bornos has become one of the most widely renowned brands in the DO Rueda, and is present in the major markets worldwide.